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So, there I was happily picking up my niece from school, and returning home when I realised that I didn't have my mobile phone with me. Bah! I don't know about you, but so much of my life is in that mobile! Business accounts, email accounts, phone numbers and don't mention the photos! Sheesh! Luckily, my sister had reminded me a couple of months ago to sync my photos to the cloud (who understands the cloud?!) so I can recover most of them, but it got me thinking, what would I do without it?

Could I go back to a Nokia 5110? Maybe I would be lucky enough to have 'snake' on there to pass the time in waiting rooms? Sometimes I think the world would be a much simpler place if we just wrote everything down and didn't have to rely on the internet and smart phones, but then how would we stay connected? With the 'need' to be constantly available these days, I don't know that we would survive! You'd be seen as living in the past and unable to keep up with life. How would we know what is coming up this week, how would we keep track of activities? The sneaky little marketing person in me says, "Just look at Daily Orders to find out!"

The reality is though, maybe, just maybe, we would have to talk to each other. Maybe not have our heads buried in computers and in our phones. This recent article has certainly highlighted to me the evolution of our society whereby the use of mobiles is deeply ingrained and how it has such a gross social impact. It's quite scary really what we look like to others with our heads buried in our phones, tablets and other devices. Check it out if you haven't already - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3270660/Communication-problems-Photographer-removes-mobile-phones-images-couples-families-expose-just-addicted-technology-become.html 

Yes, they are part of the technological development of the world, and yes there are wonderful ways that we can connect and stay in touch, but you know what, maybe losing the smart phone isn't such a bad thing. I'd like to think I can last a while before digging up my old phone, but the truth is, without it, I will get left behind. 

 

 

October 27, 2015 by Kelly Walter

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